2. WR DK Metcalf
The New York Giants secondary behind rookie cornerbacks Deonte Banks and Tre Hawkins III has been one of the big stories in the young 2023 season. The lack of experience has allowed for defensive struggles in the passing game, and with Seattle's receiver core up next, it may create more issues for Big Blue, who has yet to record an interception this year.
The Seahawks wide receiver room consisting of DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett and rookie Jaxon Smith-Smith-Njigba ranks among the best in the NFL. Veterans Metcalf and Lockett have spent their entire career with the Seahawks under Pete Carroll. Each has emerged as one of the league's most talented wideouts. JSN was the first receiver to hear their name called in the most recent NFL Draft and has already shown promise of becoming a superstar.
While all three have their strengths, each making Seattle's offense dangerous, Metcalf should present the most issues for Wink Martindale's defense on Monday. DK is coming off a dominant performance against Carolina last week, where he posted six receptions for 112 yards. Metcalf has totaled 15 receptions for 234 yards and a touchdown through three games this year.
We can expect this to be the first of many games like this for the veteran wideout. The Seahawks will take advantage of all their options this season, especially DK, with a favorable schedule ahead and matchups allowing Seattle to get over the hump and return to the Divisional Round for the first time since 2019.
The 2019 second-round pick has become one of the fastest and most assertive deep threats in the NFL, which makes him a prime target for quarterback Geno Smith on MNF. We'll see if someone on the Giants D will step up in trying to contain him.